PARTNERS IN SERVICE
Links to some of the organizations that we support, and those that help us in our work.
Forest Grove Lions present Community Service Award checks to two College of Optometry students each year, and contribute funds to purchase needed equipment in the college teaching eye clinic for indigent persons.
A non-profit organization of students, doctors and lay people affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. AMIGOS is dedicated to providing quality vision care, in parthership with with Volunteer Optometric Services
to Humanity (VOSH International), at no cost to underserved people in the Portland area and throughout the world who can neither afford nor obtain such care.
The world's largest and one of the most effective service club organization with 46,000 clubs and dedicated volunteer leaders around the world serving their local communities in hospitals and senior centers, regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, helping children who need glasses, seniors who don’t have enough to eat, and with people we may never meet. Lions' response to challenges is simple: we serve.
Gales Creek Camp for Children with Diabetes provides camp experiences for children, youth and families directly affected by Type I diabetes.The non-profit foundation is commited to to fostering the transition toward independence by integrating management of diabetes with social and life skills, and to helping each child grow toward living an independent life.
Adventures Without Limits is a non-profit organization that facilitates inclusive, outdoor adventure for people of all ages and ability levels.and is committed to meeting individual needs to help people gain new skills, increase self-confidence, overcome fears, and work toward reaching individual goals. Experiences are largely focused on people who normally would not have a chance to get outdoors, including those with physical and developmental disabilities, at-risk and homeless youth, and low-income individuals.
Lions or Oregon & Northern California are part of an international network of 1.4 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to end preventable blindness,give eyeglasses and hearing aids to the needy and run local service projects such as staffing the public library, funding and maintaining parks, providing educational scholarships, cleaning up the environment, supporting health related causes and giving thousands of free medical check-ups through Lions mobile screening units.
In partnership with Lions Clubs, this nonprofit arm of Lions Clubs of Oregon provides sight and hearing assistance to people living in Oregon and Northern California. The Foundation offers nine programs screen, treat, help save and restore sight and hearing for those in need.
A non-profit organization founded in 1975 by Lions Clubs of Oregon to create an eye bank to provide ocular tissue for transplants, research and medical education. Since then, mre than 20,000 people have received the gift of sight from tissue procured and screened by Lions VisionGift, which works closely with transplant surgeons. Ocular tissues havealso been utilized for valuable research projects and surgical training.
Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families in western Washington County, to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. Forest Grove Lions parter and conduct annual service projects with Adelante Chicas, an innovative youth development program empowering Latina girls to develop their leadership potential and cultural identity, adapt healthy lifestyles, and achieve academic success with high school graduation and college enrollment.
A private, non-profit organization that provides recreational, educational and wellness activities for seniors and community members, client services and outreach for frail, low-income and homebound seniors, handicapped and the disabled in the Forest Grove community.